Jakub Grygier is self educated visual effects artist. He was born 7th July 1988 in Wroclaw, Poland (Lower silesian district). From early childhood Jakub have strong interest connected with drawing and art. Very early he started create digitaly which few years later brought him into visual effects industry. he was inspired to work with digital and matte painting by the Star Wars and Jurassic Park series. He decided to end his studies after graduating from a grammar school specialising in architecture in Wroc?aw and became a self-educated graphic designer and Science-Fiction fan.
He worked for most of the leading Polish graphics studios (Techland, Platige Image, Chimney Pot, Filmgarden etc.) on various computer game projects (Dead Island, Dying Light), TV commercials, feature films (Antychryst [Antichrist], Melancholia [Melancholy], Essential Killing, Skrzydlate ?winie [Winged Pigs]).
As a contractor for The Moving Picture Company in London (Wrath of the Titans, Jack the Giant Slayer, Ronin 47). As a contractor for Double Negative he created visual effects for Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation He lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada and enjoys astronomy and WWII history as hobbies.
After many years of getting experience in vfx industry Jakub decided to produce and direct his own animated short film called Empsillnes. It took him 4 years to complete a movie from a scratch where whole visual part is created only by him.
Jakub have plans and screenplays for more short animated films. One of the project also science-fiction is in early preproduction.